The Coenzyme-10 Factor
Kirkman® includes CoQ10 in “Advanced Adult Multi-Vitamin/Mineral – Hypoallergenic” for several reasons. First, CoQ10 is the energy-producing unit of all body cells. All body processes rely on it for energy. As we age, the body produces less of this nutrient and our diets may lack adequate amounts to keep healthy levels.
Another important reason for the inclusion of CoQ10 is its cardio-protective nature. As we age, heart health is obviously of upmost importance. CoQ10 supports cardiovascular health by oxygenation of heart tissues. Also, many adults take statin drugs to help control cholesterol. Recent scientific studies show that these statin type drugs may deplete CoQ10 stores in the body, leading to adverse cardiac health.
CoQ10 is a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants protect against free radical damage which can destroy body cells. Oxidative free radical damage is actually what causes the aging process. Antioxidants seem to work best in combination, so the inclusion of CoQ10 in this formulation allows it to work with the other antioxidants present, which include beta carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium and resveratrol thereby maximizing the free radical protection.
The Resveratrol Factor
Resveratrol is the active antioxidant factor present in red wine. Well-known benefits include:
• supporting cardiovascular health
• possessing anti-inflammatory qualities
• possessing powerful antioxidant qualities
• supporting cognitive function
• supporting longevity
• preventing infections in plants
Kirkman® uses exclusively the Resvida™ brand of resveratrol manufactured by DSM Corporation (DSM). DSM has done extensive studies with their product to ensure safety, purity, potency, and absorbency. Resvida™ has self affirmed GRAS (General Recognized as Safe) status making it the only resveratrol with this distinction. DSM has numerous clinical studies being conducted to further validate resveratrol’s health benefits. A recent study by DSM showed resveratrol extending the lives of obese mice.
As its name suggests, Kirkman’s "Advanced Adult Multi-Vitamin/Mineral – Hypoallergenic" is not your typical daily multivitamin product. It truly advances the standard for healthy nutritional support.